3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nova Scotia Tuesday

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Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, two of which are connected to a cluster of cases in the Clayton Park area of Halifax.

One of the cases is a close contact of a previously reported case and the other is connected to an exposure at the Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant in Halifax, according to a news release from the Department of Health and Wellness. Both are still under investigation.

Patrons who visited the Bitter End on Argyle Street on Nov. 2 from 9 p.m. to close have been asked to get tested for COVID-19, even if they don't have symptoms.

The third case was also identified in the Central Zone and is related to travel outside the Atlantic bubble. The individual has been self-isolating.

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On Monday, Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, the province's chief medical officer of health, announced that travellers coming from outside the Atlantic bubble must now isolate alone, in light of the cluster of cases in the Clayton Park area, which is related to a series of exposure notices throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The most recent exposure notices were announced on Monday:

  • Sobeys Mill Cove, 961 Bedford Hwy. on Nov. 6 between 8-10 p.m.

  • NSLC Mill Cove, 955 Bedford Hwy. on Nov. 6 between 8-9 p.m.

Anyone at these locations during these times have been asked to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Those exposed at these locations may develop symptoms up to, and including, Nov. 20.

The three new cases were discovered among 842 tests completed at the Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs on Monday.

The province now has 18 active cases of the virus.

So far, Nova Scotia has had 1,132 positive cases and 65 deaths. No one is currently in hospital.

The latest numbers from around the Atlantic bubble are:

Symptoms

Anyone with one of the following symptoms should visit the COVID-19 self-assessment website or call 811:

  • Fever.

  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.

Anyone with two or more of the following symptoms is also asked to visit the website or call 811:

  • Sore throat.

  • Headache.

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Runny nose.

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